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John Adams (The American Presidents Series, No. 2)
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John Adams (The American Presidents Series, No. 2)

By John Patrick Diggins

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping, or fraying on the coverboards, and the pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white, crisp, and in excellent condition. "John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on October 19, 1735, the fourth-generation descendent of Henry Adams, who arrived in America with his wife, Edith, about 1636. Of yeoman stock, pious, frugal, and hardworking, Henry died a decade after settling in Braintree, leaving eight sons and a daughter, a house with two rooms, a farm of forty acres on which ranged a cow, heifer, and swine, and a modest library of treasured books. One son, Joseph, followed in his father's footsteps and, married to Abigail Baxter, had no less then twelve children. Their son Joseph Adams, Jr. married Hannah Bass, great-granddaughter of John and Priscilla Alden of the Plymouth landing and Mayflower epic. Their son, the first John Adams, married Susan Boylston, the daughter of a family in Massachusetts medical history. Into the Adams-Boylston marriage was born John Adams, the eldest of the three sons...." -Chapter One from John Adams (The American Presidents Series, No. 2)

$31.13

Companion to Irish History
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Companion to Irish History

By Peter R Newman

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, spine, or edges of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The previous owner has labeled his name on the front inside cover board and placed his stamp on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The capitulation of the Earl of Tyrone in 1603 may justifiably be seen as the closing act in the long struggle of the native Irish to co-exist with the steady encroachment of English domination in Ireland. It did not mark the end of resistance, but the nature of that resistance altered in substance and in purpose as the ensuing centuries unfolded. It is arguable that the defeat of the Ulster Irish was already accomplished with the disastrous battle of Kinsale and the subsequent Treaty of Mellifont, but only with the departure of the defeated leadership in 1607 was the way wholly cleared for wholesale English conquest of Ulster. The last of the Irish provinces to resist, Ulster, proved to be the most thoroughly restructured, to such an extent that, with the coming of Partition, in 1921, Ulster clung tenaciously to the British link steadily forged in the seventeenth century. This Companion covers a 300-year period in the history of Ireland, from 1603 to 1921. It seeks to explain, through its various topics, the complexity of Irish history, whilst at the same time seeking to avoid an Anglo-centric viewpoint...." - Introduction from A Companion to Irish History: From the Submission of Tyrone to Partition: 1603-1921

$11.50

Political Thought In Medieval Times
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Political Thought In Medieval Times

By John B. Morrall

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and there is a great deal of underlining, and notes on the pages. "The western European world of the Middle Ages originated from a death-that of the old Roman Empire of classical antiquity. For long this formidable institution had provided a workable social and political unity for the lands of the Mediterranean basin and their hinterlands. But in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. the whole existing structure of Roman civilization in the western part of this area collapsed before what Gibbon in the eighteenth century was to describe as 'the triumph of barbarism and Christianity,' and what Arnold Toynbee in the twentieth was to call the pressure of the external and internal proletariats. Both writers mean much the same thing beneath their differences of terminology and both would seem to be right...." - Chapter One from Political Thought In Medieval Times

$10.08

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

By Dorothy L. Sayers

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free from any markings. "What in the world, Wimsey, are you doing in this Morgue?" demanded Captain Fentiman, flinging aside the Evening Banner with the air of a man released from an irksome duty. "Oh, I wouldn't call it that," retorted Wimsey, amiably. "Funeral Parlor at the very least. Look at the marble. Look at the furnishings. Look at the palms and the chaste bronze nude in the corner...." - Chapter One from The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

$15.40

The Age Of Catherine De Medici
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The Age Of Catherine De Medici

By J. E. Neale

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "Our story begins in March 1559 with the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis. It was primarily a peace between Spain and France, though England too was a party, for Mary Tudor had entered the war in the train of her husband, Phillip II, and had lost Calais. This peace marks the close of an epoch in European as well as French history...." - Chapter One from The Age Of Catherine de Medici

$7.24